Open-source implementation of Microsoft's XNA 4, for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS, among others.

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XNA 2d Camera Scrolling - why use matrix transform?

I am making a test game where I want the level to be constantly scrolling. To create this effect I have established a camera class which simply stores a vector2 position and an enum direction. It also ...
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Monogame minimum hardware requirements?

What are the minimum hardware / driver requirements for running a Monogame 3.x game, on each of the various Operating Systems?
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What problems could occur if you make use of both the Monogame API and the underlying graphics API?

What kinds of problems could one run into if they were making a game with Monogame and started making calls to the underlying graphics API as well? For example, if I wanted to do something in a ...
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How to generate Spritefonts for monogame

I just want to render some text to the screen using: monogame 3.0 MS Visual Studio 2010 C# Express In XNA, you were able to add fonts to the content pipeline quite easily. But this doesn't seem to ...
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Portable buffered keyboard input for XNA / MonoGame?

As a preliminary solution, I am currently using the Nuclex framework in an C#/XNA game project for buffered keyboard input. Sadly, nuclex relies on SlimDX.Directinput.dll and therefore to my knowledge ...
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Detecting “Any Button Press”

I'm trying to allow the player to press any button to continue from the main page. I was able to do this by making a List of Buttons and looping through these and checking for one of them being down; ...
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GUI Library for MonoGame [closed]

Is there any GuiLibrary available, which works with MonoGame? I know there are some GUI Libraries for XNA but I assume most will not work with MonoGame. Even simple stuff like Buttons and Inputfields ...
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Reusable top-down collision class

I've recently picked up monogame and am working on a simple top down game to get me started and learn the basics. I've got the movement and the rotation to follow the mouse sorted out but I'm stuck ...
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Sprites rendering blurry with velocity

After adding velocity to my game, I feel like my textures are twitching. I thought it was just my eyes, until I finally captured it in a screenshot: The one on the left is what renders in my game; ...
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How can I develop in MonoGame without relying on .xnb files?

I'm new to game development, and MonoGame seems like a beginner-friendly framework, so thought I'd start with that. However, as I started reading tutorials on it, I noticed a common theme: That at its ...
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The right way to add images to Monogame/Windows

I'm starting out with MonoGame. For now, I'm only targeting Windows (desktop -- not Windows 8 specifically). I've used a couple of XNA products in the past (raw XNA, FlatRedBall, SilverSprite), so I ...
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Do I need to rewrite my HLSL shaders when porting from XNA to MonoGame?

I'm looking at porting an XNA project I have to monogame, but I have a fair number of HLSL shaders. It seems that Monogame for PC uses OpenGL as the rendering backend, and I'd rather not have to ...
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How do I letterbox a C#/Monogame viewport within a resizeable window?

I am making a 2d game with xna/monogame. I want the main view area to always show 15x15 tiles, or 480x480px. I've got something that sort of works, following this guide. It expands the view range ...
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Measuring GPU time from managed code

To measure CPU code, I use a Stopwatch. Using a Stopwatch in the Draw method is meaningless for the GPU side of things since the CPU and the GPU run asynchronously. The questions is simple: Is it ...
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How can I render an .stl file in XNA or Monogame?

How should I go about rendering a .stl file as a 3d model in XNA? The .stl file contains a bunch of triangles that add up to a solid mesh. I have already figured out how to read the contained data. ...
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How can I optimize a parallax effect consisting of multiple transparent layers?

I have a parallax effect in MonoGame consisting of multiple semi-transparent layers of textures. The effect is simple, but rendering multiple transparent layers on top of each other is rather slow. ...
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Compiling a Monogame Game into a single .exe [closed]

Is it possible to compile a monogame game into a single .exe? I know if you go in the debug or release bin, there is in fact a .exe your game, except you move this .exe's file location or try to run ...
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Performance of pixel shaders vs. SpriteBatch: XNA

Precondition: I read this question/answer about using shaders, or spritebatch, to render and mark a sprite. I need to do something like that. I also have a 2D lighting PoC which I need to write. The ...
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Monogame [Linux] cannot resize screen

While working on a Monogame project on Linux (Arch to be exact), I found that I could not change the screen height away from the default 800 px, while I could easily, perfectly change the width to ...
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Playing Video In MonoGame

I'm trying to play a video in a monogame project. I've done this in XNA in the past by including the Framework.Video directory and it's very simple. This cannot be done in monogame as Visual Studio ...
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Conditional Defines and HLSL

Is it possible to use project level conditional defines in hlsl code? I'm trying to conditionaly compile a shader using MonoGame Content Procesor. Depending on project type (ie. Windows, Windows8...) ...
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How do I load a model through AssimpNet into Monogame?

I am new to MonoGame and to 3d and I'm stuck on how to import a model. It seems the best way to import a mesh model and 3d animations in Monogame in Windows 8 is through AssimpNet. I can't find a ...
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Spritebatch Vertex shader world matrix change after each draw

I have a spritebatch where I draw some textures transformed in 3d space. The easy way was just Begin with the transformation matrix, draw, and end it right after. But that is silly, so I'm trying ...
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GetData() error creating framebuffer [closed]

I'm currently porting a game written in C# with XNA library to Android with Monogame. I have a Texture2D and i'm trying to get an array of uint in this way: Texture2d textureDeform = ...
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Sound not playing on Windows XP - SoundEffect or Song: Monogame

*Solution:* I have a RealTek ALC888. I solved this (OpenAL) by disabling hardware acceleration on my sound (Control Panel > Sound > Advanced, disable acceleration). I'm trying to integrate sound into ...
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3D Object not drawing in Monogame

I'm quite new to working with 3D objects. I'm currently trying to get one to load in Monogame. The object itself was imported into Blender and exported as an fbx file (which was the only file type I ...
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Learning Web Development and Game Development at the same time? [closed]

I'm a junior-level developer, currently working full time and trying to get experience with working with ASP.NET MVC. I love web development, and want to continue to pursue it as my career, but I also ...
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Does Monogame on Windows Desktop use OpenGL or DirectX by default?

if i use monogame 3.0 beta on windows desktop, does it use the directx renderer (sharpdx) or the opengl renderer by default? if it uses directx is there away to make sharpdx call directly? thanks!
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Issue with Monogame resizing

I've converted my XNA project into a MonoGame one. Whenever I start the application and resize the game manually (ie - dragging the window)... this.Window.AllowUserResizing = true; ...the game ...
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8 directional movement - Maintain vertical position

I have a top-down game that has 8 directions of movement (top/down/left/right/topright/topleft/bottomright/bottomleft). There are sprites for each direction of movement. This is just an example ...
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In MonoGame, how can I disable font anti-aliasing?

I am building a game with a "low resolution" aesthetic, so I would like to disable the default font anti-aliasing. The text is drawn using the built-in SpriteFont and SpriteBatch classes. Here is ...
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How to make my installer install XNA framework and .NET 4.0

I have made a simple Monogame game. Right now I am using this installation-package maker: http://installforge.net/ Currently my installer only installs my "game". (All the output files generated by ...
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Platform independent replacement for LuaInterface

I'm currently working on a project in C#/XNA, however I'm planning to migrate this to MonoGame so that it can go onto more platforms. The problem is that I am currently using a lot of Lua, and for ...
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How can I implement screen transitions like in the 2D Zelda games?

I want to implement a screen transition in the style of the 2D Legend of Zelda games (like this). That is, I'd the screen to remain static until the player moves to an exit, at which point the next ...
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Monogame fails to load Effect

I'm currently porting an old XNA game over to MonoGame and everything (including custom shaders) build fine. However when i try to load the xnb file using content.Load<Effect>("BaseDraw"); I ...
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How do I edit a Texture2D at run-time to visually indicate connected tiles?

I'm making a 2D sandbox game in C# and MonoGame, and I have a couple of tile sprites. These tile are loaded in-game as Texture2Ds. I want to have blocks visually connect to adjacent blocks. An ...
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Deploying MonoGame on Android

I've developed a game using MonoGame for Android (with Xamarin). When deploying to my Android device (via the Xamarin Studio IDE) it installs 3 apps - Monogame-Android-8-support, ...
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Obfuscating Monogame assets

I'm obfuscating spritesheets. I've already encrypted the .txt file dictionaries. Now I'd like to perform binary serialization on the image files. Texture2D does not allow for this though, probably ...
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How should I draw the GUI if I use a 2D camera?

I have a camera in my 2D side scrolling game and I want to implement the GUI. How can I do that? For the moment, I draw everything like this: spriteBatch.Begin(SpriteSortMode.Deferred, ...
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Rotate 2D Isometric World

Games like RollerCoaster Tycoon allow you to rotate the view at 90 degree intervals. I'm wondering how I could apply this to a game I'm making. I'm using MonoGame... but I'm wondering more if anyone ...
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Monogame/SharpDX - Shader parameters missing

I am currently working on a simple game that I am building in Windows 8 using MonoGame (develop3d). I am using some shader code from a tutorial (made by Charles Humphrey) and having an issue ...
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Is Update called based on screens refresh rate? MonoGame

My game is running 60fps (Because I'm using a 60hz monitor) but if I would use a 85hz monitor it would be running 85fps. My question is if update is called based on the screens refresh rate or if its ...
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Tons of stuttering in XNA?

As stated in the title, my program stutters like crazy, even though my program for the most part runs for 60 fps. During the moments it stutters, FPS momentarily drops down to 59(stats from FRAPS). ...
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Controlled rotation on 3D object with mouse movement

I've a scene with a cube that I can rotate around yaw, pitch and roll. I do this by click the circles and drag the mouse on x/y-axis. I want similar functionality as the Unity rotation tool in editor ...
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Is multipass rendering possible with SpriteBatch?

I'm trying to implement a bloom effect. This requires three shader passes: a brightness threshold, a horizontal blur, and a vertical blur. It also requires resizes, but these are irrelevant to the ...
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Where i must put .xnb files in mono game project using VS2010?

Hello there my problem was describe below In the "The Content Pipeline" paragraph ...
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MonoGame for iOS - getting started [closed]

I can't find any clear directions on how to get started. I only see a Windows installer for MonoGame but what little documentation I've found seems to say you install it on the Mac and do the work ...
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Is there an easy and automatic way of converting a Windows XNA project into a Monotouch Monogame project?

I have just started with XNA development on Windows. But as I'm a fan of iOS I had to try porting my test code over to Monotouch on the Mac. I used these instructions: ...
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How can I make a scrollable text view?

I am trying to do an appication in monogame windows. I have a long text to be displayed on screen. I tried to render it on screen using spriteBatch.Drawstring, was succesful to an extent. But, the ...
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Managing cross-platform targets/compatibility with Monogame

I recently started using Monogame for the first time because of it's cross platform compatibilities and heavily active development. The first thing I did is installing the whole framework using their ...